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RFI Chinese: China Shocked the United States by Building A Military Port in the Persian Gulf

Radio France Internationale (RFI) Chinese Edition recently reported that, according to people familiar with the matter, U.S. officials believe China is secretly constructing military installations at a port about 50 miles north of the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi. China’s secret port project in the Persian Gulf shook the U.S. relations with the UAE. The UAE government does not seem to be aware of the military nature of Chinese activities. The UAE is the host country where the U.S. military is stationed in the region and is seeking to purchase advanced U.S. fighter jets and drones. Around one year ago, confidential satellite imagery led U.S. officials to conclude that the Chinese are building some kind of military facility in the port. At some point, the construction site was covered. The Biden administration is trying to persuade the UAE government to block the construction of the base. Beijing denied all the accusations. U.S. officials recently inspected the site and expressed the belief that the construction has stopped. A senior UAE official lamented last month that the UAE was caught in a duel between the United States and China.

Source: RFI Chinese, November 20, 2021

Duowei: Biden Promised to Give Up Subverting China’s System. This Shows the Success of Beijing’s Struggle Strategy

Duowei, an Internet news portal stationed in North America and associated with Beijing’s grand propaganda plan, published an article claiming that Beijing won a battle in the struggle between China and the United States.
“The video meeting between Biden and Xi Jinping (on November 16 ) showed the success of Beijing’s struggle in the past few months against the arrogant attitude of the Biden administration.”

The article said, “Although the U.S. draft is extremely restrained and only displays three sections, the outside world can still find from the Chinese draft that the two sides have shown interest in strategic stability, diplomatic security, finance, economics and trade, and climate change. The U.S. willingness in the long-term to have full communication with China on almost all issues is positive in itself.”

The article continued, “During this meeting, Biden clearly recognized China as a major world leader, just like the United States. This is an important evaluation of China. It is not the America First from the Trump era, but China is also the world’s major leader, with whom the United States is willing to discuss issues.

“The Biden administration’s patience with China was not there from the beginning. After taking office, Washington elites such as Antony Blinken and Jake Sullivan still displayed American arrogance, accusing China on the issue of the origin of the new Coronavirus, forcing China to yield using public opinion, and amplifying the human rights issue in Xinjiang into a cotton war, etc. These tactics were no different from the Trump era.

“The high-level meeting in Alaska in March ended unpleasantly. Beijing launched a counterattack ‘full of gunpowder.’ The United States ‘has no right to speak condescendingly with China, and the Chinese do not give a damn.’ The ‘old problems of the United States interfering in China’s internal affairs must be corrected.’ This was a loud warning from Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China and director of the Central Foreign Affairs Office. Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry (John Kerry) made his first visit to China in April. It was arranged to be in Shanghai, far away from the political center.”

The article claimed that “Beijing’s tough stance during the Alaska meeting and Kerry’s first visit to China made the Biden administration clearly realize that the original method of dealing with China is no longer applicable.”

The article concluded, “Many people are skeptical about China’s pursuit of an equal footing with the United States, believing that it is too presumptuous and too aggressive. Now it looks apparent that there is no need to worry at all. The American respect that China wants will not come automatically. The change in the United States needs to be forced by an external atmosphere. China has not passively endured all this, but is actively shaping up the situation. From hiding one’s capacity and biding one’s time, to acting proactively, then to daring to fight and being good at fighting, Beijing’s approach of responding to the challenges of the United States has begun to bear fruit.”

Source: Duowei, November 18, 2021全球/60269072/拜登承诺放弃颠覆中国体制这是北京斗争策略的成功

Global Times: It Is Imperative to Build a High-Tech “Non-American” System

China’s state-run media Global Times published an opinion article, calling for China to build a high-tech “non-U.S. system.”

The article said, “November 8th was the deadline for the U.S. government to ‘blackmail’ the commercial data of semiconductor companies. The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) stated that it had ‘responded’ to the U.S. request, but emphasized that no customer-specific data was disclosed. It can be seen that this move by the U.S. government will not only impact the commercial reputation of TSMC and other foundries, but it will also affect the commercial safety of the entire upstream and downstream customers who use the foundries as a link. The U.S. government continues to intensify its political intervention in the global high-tech industry. The most far-reaching effect is for China to urge China, and also to warn all high-tech companies in the world, In order to get rid of the political hegemony of the United States. It is imperative to establish a global high-tech ‘non-U.S. system.’ There is no other way around it!”

“The global high-tech supply chain is chaotic. In addition to the (Covid-19) pandemic factor, the gross intervention of the US government is also to blame. The series of measures taken by the U.S. government not only dispelled China’s illusion of long-term dependence on U.S. core technology and industrial ecology. It also began to alert other countries: without getting rid of the U.S. monopoly and stepping out of the U.S. single-system technology route, it will be difficult to obtain true industrial independence.  … U.S. hegemony is deeply entrenched and difficult to shake off in the short term. The end of the U.S. unilateral monopoly in the high-tech field is the only way out. This is not only the only way for China’s high-tech, but also the only way for global high-tech.”

“The U.S. government’s intensified (intervention) has awakened more companies and countries around the world. To avoid political interference from the U.S. government, and to return the market, technology and science to their roots, the global high-tech industries must complete a revolutionary change — truly activate competition and get rid of the U.S. tech monopoly. On October 29, 2021, Huawei held a mobilization assembly entitled ‘No Retreat is the Road to Victory’ in the Songshan Lake Industrial Park. Ren Zhengfei (The Head of Huawei) clearly proclaimed: ‘Peace is achieved through a fight.’ Not only Huawei, but all high-tech industries in the world should give up illusions.”

Source: Global Times, November 9, 2021

Rights Activist in California Received Threats to His Life; CCP Is Suspected of Being Active in the U.S.

Mr. Jie Lijian is a human rights activist in Southern California. On October 31, Mr. Jie participated in an anti-CCP demonstration on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, using action drama and a chorus. A middle-aged man kept shooting pictures of the demonstrators. Mr. Jie said, “I suspect he was stalking us.”

On November 3, he participated in an event in front of the Los Angles Chinese Consulate to oppose the Beijing Winter Olympics. A person inside a car was watching the participants.

On November 8, when Mr. Jie was riding a bike, a car crashed into him at a high speed and knocked him down. He had multiple bruises on his body and his mobile phone was broken.

On November 10, he received a telegram. The message was from a stranger who identified himself with the name of Sir Zhuang. His account has since been cancelled. The message in the telegram was a threat to Jie’s life. It asked him not to be too active and showed a picture of him walking near his home. Shortly thereafter, the same account sent him a picture of a knife, saying, “(We) should have broken your leg two days ago.”

Although he lives in the United States, Mr. Jie thinks the threat is coming from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Mr. Jie said that he will never yield to the CCP. He is preparing a set of documents and pictures and will submit them to the FBI.

Source: Epoch Times, November 13, 2021

Chinese Ambassador Gave Speech to a United Front Work Department-controlled Organization

On Saturday November 13, the annual meeting of the National Association for China’s Peaceful Unification (NACPU) was held in San Francisco. Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang delivered a speech using video conferencing. Qin said that the United States is “manipulating” the Taiwan issue and attempting to “contain China using Taiwan,” a move that seriously endangers peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. He urged the United States to adhere to the one-China principle, properly handle the Taiwan issue, and prevent the Taiwan issue from leading to conflict and confrontation between the United States and China.

The NACPU is a U.S.-registered umbrella organization with branches in multiple cities including Washington DC, New York, and Houston. In mainland China, there is a corresponding government-controlled China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification (CCPPR, 中国和平统一促进会), a senior Chinese Communist Party leader is almost always its head. The U.S.-based NACPU and its branches routinely carry out the tasks of mobilizing the local Chinese American community and advancing Beijing’s agenda on the Taiwan issue at the federal, state, and local governments.

In October 2020, the U.S. State Department issued a statement, “The Designation of the National Association for China’s Peaceful Unification (NACPU) is a Foreign Mission of the PRC.” It said, “The United Front Work Department (UFWD) is the Chinese Communist Party’s  (CCP’s) organ that is tasked with co-opting and neutralizing threats to the party’s rule and spreading its influence and its propaganda overseas. The CCP regards this party apparatus as a ‘magic weapon’ to advance Beijing’s policies.”

“… the Department of State designated a UFWD-controlled organization – the National Association for China’s Peaceful Unification (NACPU) – as a foreign mission of the PRC under the U.S. Foreign Missions Act. The goal of this action is to shine a light on this organization and make clear that its messages come from Beijing, as we did when, in August, we designated the Confucius Institute’s U.S. Center (CIUS) as a foreign mission.”

The recent speech by Qin Gang to the NACPU annual meeting is a recent example of Beijing’s message to this organization.

Source: Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2021

Oriental Daily: White House Opposes Intel’s Plan to Increase Chip Production in China

Popular Hong Kong newspaper Oriental Daily recently reported that sources familiar with the matter revealed that the U.S. Biden administration rejected Intel’s plan to increase chip production in China on the grounds of security concerns. The world’s largest chip maker has proposed to use a factory in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, to produce silicon chips. The discussion was conducted in private. The production line may be launched by the end of next year, helping to ease global supply tensions. At the same time, however, Intel has been seeking federal assistance to strengthen research and production in the United States. Officials in the Biden administration strongly opposed the plan. The government is working hard to solve the chip shortage problem. It is especially working hard to bring the production of important components back to the States. Intel said its focus is on the continued significant expansion of its existing semiconductor manufacturing business. The plan is to invest tens of billions of dollars in new wafer manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Europe. A White House representative declined to comment on specifics but stated that the government is “very much focused” on preventing China from using U.S. technology, to develop first-class capabilities.

Source: Oriental Daily, November 13, 2021

DW Chinese: Yahoo Completely Withdraws from China

Deutsche Welle Chinese Edition recently reported that Yahoo issued a statement indicating, from November 1, 2021, users will no longer be able to use Yahoo’s products and services from Mainland China because of the “increasingly challenging business and legal environment.” The announcement also said, “Yahoo is still committed to safeguarding the rights of our users and a free and open Internet. We thank users for their support.” Yahoo’s products and services in other parts of the world will not be affected. In addition, Engadget, a technology media company under Yahoo, also announced that it will shut down its content in simplified Chinese from November 1. Yahoo is the second major U.S. technology company to withdraw from Mainland China in recent weeks. Last month, Microsoft’s LinkedIn announced its closure of business in China, and LinkedIn was the last major US social media in China. In 2015, Yahoo had already closed its R&D center in Beijing.

Source: DW Chinese, November 2, 2021

Xinhua: U.S. Poll Showed Biden’s Approval Rate Suffered Quickest Fall Since World War II

Xinhua recently reported that, according to the latest Gallup poll, U.S. President Joseph Biden’s approval rate for the third quarter fell by 11.3 percentage from the first quarter. This is the deepest rate decline among U.S.Presidents since the end of World War II. Former President Barack Obama experienced a major nine-month decline in his approval rating of 10.1 percent. Former President Jimmy Carter had a nine-month support rate drop of 8.9 percentage. According to Gallup, when Biden first came to power, he gained a relatively stable approval rating, which remained between 54 and 57 percent from January to June. However, with the worsening of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Biden’s approval rate dropped to 50 percent in July. When the Taliban took control of Kabul in August and with the hurried U.S. withdrawal, the US government’s Afghanistan policy was accused of being a disastrous defeat. Biden’s support rate fell further to 43 percent in September. For the same nine-month period, George W. Bush gained 13.1 percent support in his approval rating and his father, George H. Bush gained 12 percent in his approval rating.

Source: Xinhua, October 25, 2021